This course provides the professional and academic education for graduates to become teachers in primary schools and early childhood settings. By selecting religious education and/or theology units, graduates will be eligible to teach in Catholic and other faith-based schools Students not seeking such accreditation take alternative studies. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) at ACU’
Students must complete mandated, supervised professional experience placements in educational contexts as continuous, full-time blocks to meet teacher accreditation requirements in Australia. Students must also undergo a criminal history check and obtain a Suitability Card as required by relevant jurisdictions before the first professional experience placement. For successful completion of all initial teacher education courses, students are required to demonstrate they have met mandatory approved benchmarks in both literacy and numeracy, evidenced through LANTITE (Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education). Transferring into an ITE course from another institution, does not reset your LANTITE sitting allowance. If you have not met the standard for either component after your first attempt, it is very important that you contact the Course Coordinator immediately to discuss your options.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for ACU and for this course, refer to ACU’s website.
English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); Any General subject from the Sciences Learning Area (Units 3 and 4, C); Teaching Personal Statement
To apply for all initial teacher education courses you will need to complete a suitability for teaching assessment as part of your application. The assessment ensures students have a balanced mix of academic and non-academic qualities. For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to QTAC website.
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Higher education study
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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Early childhood teacher, primary school teacher, educator, policy developer.
4 years Full time or 8 years Part time